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Bond Referendum Meeting Set for Evening of Sept. 19 Rescheduled

The meeting planned for 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 will now be part of the Sept. 11 BOE meeting.

The Westfield school district announced that there has been a change to the public meeting scheduled for the evening Wednesday, Sept. 19 regarding the upcoming  to be held Monday, Sept. 24.

The bond referendum discussion will now take place during the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The meeting will take place in the cafeteria to allow for ample seating as space is limited to approximately 50 people in the Board Room of the Elm Street building. The evening's agenda will also include a report on the district’s technology initiative. 

The morning meeting regarding the bond referendum will take place as scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the Roosevelt School auditorium for those members of the public who would prefer to attend a daytime meeting.

For more , visit www.westfieldnjk12.org/bond2012.

Bonded September 10, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Agree or disagree with this, but calling anyone in the community a terrorist is just down right wrong. Many of us were hit very hard by the events on 9/11 and lost friends and relatives, perhaps some of the very same people that were described as terrorist by a previous poster. You do not know any of these people personally (maybe you do), so it is completely out of line. I happen to disagree with this bond proposal and I am spending my time educating those around me, many of whom have no idea this is even happening. I will give Mr Slater credit where credit is due, he did stand up and say to split the Bond into 2 pieces and let the people have their say.
Gretchen W September 10, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Hey Harding Street. Try using your own name before you accuse me of taking a fake one. If I were trying to steal Gretchen Ohilig's identity, I hope I'd be smart enough to use "Gretchen O." Since you asked why I attached poor defenseless Mitch, I'll tell you. I still think it's unseemly for a board member to go around insulting commenters on message boards, but you and Watcher are right that he didn't vote to combine the bonds into a single vote. By the way, since my husband I moved here in 1972, I guarantee you that I've been to more Board of Education meetings than most people posting here.
Harrison Slater September 10, 2012 at 08:45 PM
I don't see the problem at all with people in an elected political position speaking their mind in a public forum. Gov. Christie called a reporter an "idiot" and he's the governor of New Jersey. Especially if my dad (Mitch) was writing something that was not insulting in anyway that I can decipher, in an attempt to defend himself and his colleagues. As to why he would answer so quickly- if you are in a position of any type of power representing the people who elected you, why would you not browse forums of discussions so that you can continue to learn about their requests and wants? Also, I just don't see how a meeting previously scheduled randomly on September 11th has anything at all to do with 9/11 of 2001. This is not me speaking for my dad at all, I came across this myself and he had absolutely nothing to do with it, if anyone is thinking he told me to "defend him". Again, I'm 19, using my real name, and speaking my mind. I'm assuming a majority of you are 35 or older. Grow up.
Gretchen W September 11, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Harrison. Good for you standing up for your dad and jumping into a discussion with people you think are older. But I don't think even most Christie supporters would cite that moment as one of his best. Surely your dad doesn't look to the Governor's indecorous outbursts as a model for board member behavior.
Harrison Slater September 12, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Christie called a reporter an idiot for asking a repeated question he said he wouldn't answer. My dad said it was pathetic to refer to the board as terrorists. Not insulting, just true. Now that I'm allowed to vote, one thing that will attract me to politicians is their honesty, ability to speak their mind, and ability to defend themselves and their ideals. Especially if they can do that in a non-insulting way. So no, I don't think he looks to Christie's outbursts as a model for board behavior, because defending yourself and your colleagues in a non-insulting fashion is not an "outburst".

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